I just ran across an interesting article on staging your home for sale. Did you know that properly staging your home can increase the sale price by as much as 20% (or even 50% in high end neighborhoods and/or hot markets) and can make it sell seven times faster? But proper staging isn’t necessarily a do-it-yourself endeavor… Rather, it can involve redesigns, renovations, the addition of furniture, and even a housesitter to give a vacant home a lived-in feel. As it turns out, home staging is fast becoming a hot industry, with the fees ranging from $500-$5000 (with an average of $1, 800 per house). Not surprisingly, staging makes the biggest difference in markets with a glut of listings, where it can make the difference between selling your house and having it sit on the market indefinitely. If you’re looking to sell your house, this article is definitely worth a quick read.
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